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-old jimmy lee dykes is holding the boy in an underground bunker stocked with supplies. only means of communication through a narrow ventilation pipe. the boy is autistic. medication has though been delivered through the pipe and police say jimmy lee dykes grabbed him after shooting the boy's school bus driver. >>> a middle school student faces charges for a school yard shooting in atlanta. a 14-year-old was shot and wounded in the next thursday. the young gunman fired several rounds before an armedecurity guard was able to take away the weapon. police believe the two students had an altercation before the shooting. the victim was released from the hospital last night. >>> the country is remembering a national tragedy this morning. ten years since the space shuttle "columbia" disaster. bells will toll at space centers across the country at 9:16 a.m. the moment "columbia" broke apart on re-entry killing all five crew members over eastern texas during a teleconference with nasa, a group of high school science students in texas recalled what they saw and what they heard. >> i actually
captive. the man who neighbors identify as 65-year-old jimmy lee dykes has been held up in an underground shelter since tuesday. police say he is holding a five- year-old boy that he snatched from a school bus after shooting and killing the driver. >> they stopped the bus and mr. dyke stepped on the bus and demanded a couple children around 6 to 8 years old. as we heard the little boy fainted. >> negotiators have been talking with dyke through a pvc pipe. they are passing food and medicine to the boy. >>> an old problem for san jose. graffiti has gotten much worse and with the recent police department cuts, some fear the tagging is only escalating. taggers covered a railroad overpass and sound walls on both sides of highway 101. it's not only along the freeways. but in neighborhoods as well. now the city is fighting back. >> so the minute they throw it up, we want to get on top of it. there is that psychological angle. not leaving it up so people reaps rewards. >> police spokesman says budget problems forced the department to eliminate the graffiti task force. two officers ran intelli
for his release. fbi negotiators say their strategy is to wear out suspected kidnapper jimmy lee dykes. they have been talking to the 65-year-old through a pipe in the ground. he's accused of kidnapping 5-year-old ethan after storming his school bus. ethan has not been harmed as the hostage standoff goes into fourth day. >>> three stories that we'll be developing later today. secretary of state hillary clinton says her good-byes at the white house in the morning and then gives a farewell address at the state department later in the afternoon. moments later, former senator john kerry takes the oath and the title of secretary of state. >>> meanwhile, keep an eye on vice president joe biden who is in germany meeting with angela merkel. they'll have a midday press conference. how is your friday weekend weather looking? we're looking forward to this weekend. >> super bowl. >> be inside really for that day. >> yeah. if you have to travel. everybody in san francisco very curious what will happen in new orleans. let's talk about the national forecast and break down for what will happen for you
to philadelphia. >>> in allan hoshida, a hostage standoff is now in its fifth day. a 60-year-old man, jimmy lee dykes shot and killed a bus driver tuesday and kidnapped a 5-year-old passenger. police are in constant contact with the man holding the child in hostage in an under ground bunker. >>> a stanford's professor's opinion has angered many in the bay area. it has to do the group's tendency to eat meet. >>reporter: at the san jose festival, revellers are gearing up for the vietnamese new year, which starts next week. it is a very important holiday. >> it's time to celebrate the vietnamese culture. >>reporter: as the new year holidays approach, an opinion column written by a stanford professor is drawing criticism. in the column, he writes that the vietnamese people and aggressive and most wild and domesticated animals in the country have been eaten. >> nobody argues that they eat dogs. a saw a truck pulling up down the road, full of cages with dog heading to -- i don't know want to guess where they were going. >>reporter: he says he brother the column based on personal observations during a
-- in an underground bunker in midland city, alabama. the gunman - jimmy lee dykes - entered a child's school bus. and murdered the driver, before taking a little boy hostage. authorities tonight say, ethan is doing well. he was taken to a hospital to be checked-- he suffers from asperger's syndrome and attention deficit disorder. officials are declining to release details about todays raid. but say, they decided to carry it out because the boy faced imminent danger. after dykes was seen with a gun. still no word on exactly how the gunman died. >> jacqueline: the fog is going to be returning >> jacqueline: the fog is going to be returning bec[ female announcer ] safeway presents real big deals of the week. or how to get great prices on things you need. you look around for the best deals. that's why we give you real big club card deals each week. right now best foods mayonnaise is just $2.77. so pile it on. pizza is served. digiorno pizza is just $3.88. and here's a treat. dreyer's ice cream is only $2.88. real big deals this week and every week. only at safeway. ingredients for life. growing up,
. >> a weird story here. jimmy lee dykes is said to be making the child as comfortable as possible. allowing the police to send down cheez-its and a hot wheels car. meanwhile, funeral services were held yesterday for the bus driver he was accused of shooting. >>> nor on the killing of a former navy s.e.a.l. the suspect is now suicide watch. here's ryan owe whens with more. >> reporter: former navy s.e.a.l. sniper chris was such a good shot, he hit a target a mile way. the 48-year-old died at place he should have felt comfortable. this gun range south of dallas. defectives say he died at the hands of a young man he was trying to counsel. officers arrested this 25-year-old former marine, eddie ray ralph after a police chase. they say he turned the gun on kyle and a friend, murdering them both. he knew the stress of combat as well as anyone. he served four deployment, won seven med dallas of bravery and killed more than 150 people. he was the deadliest sniper in military history. >> i love the job, the guys, the camaraderie. >> reporter: on the home front, he became a best-selling author. in hi
in midland, alabama with a 65-year-old survivalist named jimmy lee dykes still who willing the five-year-old autistic child hostage in the underground bunker. on day five of this bizarre kidnapping jonathan serrie s on location. authorities just canceled the news conference they planned for right now. any idea why? >> authorities issued a written statement by e-mail saying that they simply did not have any new information to brief. so they canceled the in person briefing that they have been having every night often appearing before the cameras only to say that there is no information to rehe lease. instead, sending out the written statement to news organizations by e-mail, geraldo. >> geraldo: are they still in touch with dykes as far as you know? >> they are, indeed. that was one of the pieces of information that they did release in the written statement tonight say they are maintaining a line of communication 24 hours a day for any time the suspect wants to talk. that line of communication comes in the form of a pvc pipe that serves as an air vent from the surface down into that u
in an underground bunker. the standoff in in its fifth day. negotiators are talking with 65-year-old jimmy lee dykes through aventlation pipe. police say the boy has an electric blanket and dykes allowed officials to send down medication and toys. he killed the driver of a school bus and police aren't speculating on the motive. >>> and now to a murder trial that really has people talking. the victim travis alexander was found shot, stabbed 27 times in his throat was slit from ear to ear. prosecutors say it was the work of a jealous lover, jodi arias, but arias says it was self-defense in that alexander was a sex maniac who threatened her with bodily harm. hln's alexis weed takes a look at what will happen if she's convicted of murder and gets the death penalty. >> jodi arias could join three other women currently sitting on arizona's death row if a jury finds her guilty as charged. a first-degree murder con vikds could land arias in line for what's recently become one of the nation's busiest death chambers. the state carries out all post 1992 convictions by lethal injection and now permits witnesses
. >> such a weird, scary story here. jimmy lee dykes is said to be making the child as comfortable as possible. allowing the police to send down cheez-its and a hot wheels car. for the youngster. we're told dykes has demanded a reporter be sent down to speak with him. meanwhile, funeral services were held yesterday for the bus driver he was accused of fatally shooting. >>> the latest now on the fatal shooting of former navy s.e.a.l. and author chris kyle and a friend on a shooting range. the suspect apparently suffered mental health issues and is now on suicide watch. here's ryan owens with more. >> reporter: former navy s.e.a.l. sniper chris kyle was such a good shot, he once hit a target a mile way. but tlis plis say a bullet fired at point-blank range is what killed the husband and father of two. the 48-year-old died at place he should have felt comfortable. this gun range south of dallas. defectives say he died at the hands of a young man he was trying to counsel. officers arrested this 25-year-old former marine, eddie ray ralph after a police chase on saturday night. they say he turned th
in midland alabama. 65 year-old jimmy lee dykes has allow negotiators to send medicine for the boy, named ethan. other items include coloring books and toys have been sent into the bucket through a ventilation pipe that leads into the hideout. that incident began on tuesday windbags boarded a school bus and demanded to boys. dykes fight fatally shot the bus driver when he tried to block am who at been abducted even. >> former new york mayor ed koch will be honored at his funeral this morning by former president bill clinton. mr. clinton as serving as representative for president obama at the funeral. the israeli consul general and new york mayor michael bloomberg are also said as begin today's service. air police guard helicopters are expected to fly over this and i got in honor of koch. the former mayor died friday of congestive heart failure at age 88. >> (cheers & applause) ♪ >> that was at halftime show there. beyonce answer critics during halftime performance by singing live with fierce as and confidence. she got a little help from fellow does the child band mates. beyonce saying h
holding a 5 year old boy in an underground bunker. 65-year old jimmy lee dykes allegedly shot and killed a school bus driver, then took the kindergartner hostage. dykes is described as an anti- government loner. the f-b-i has been talking to him through a ventilation pipe. they've provided movies, food and medication for the boy, who has asperger's syndrome. he turns six year old on wednesday. the bus driver was laid to rest yesterday. the suspect in the murders of two men at a texas gun range confessed to the shootings to his sister. christopher kyle was killed saturday afternoon. he was once known as the deadliest sniper in the u-s and authored the book american sniper. police say eddie ray routh shot kyle and another man chad littlefield. routh was captured after a brief chase near his home in lancaster. routh's sister said he admitted shooting kyle and littlefield but didn't explain to her why he did it. he faces one count of capital murder and two counts of murder. however police said he may have been suffering from a form of ptsd.president obama is on the road today. taking his ca
gathered outside the bunker, where authorities say 65 year-old jimmy lee dykes is holding the boy. dykes allegedly took the child tuesday afternoon in midland city, after shooting and killing the school bus driver. authorities say dykes was due in court wednesday morning to answer charges that he shot at neighbors in dispute last month. >> still ahead nasa has launched a new space shuttle what it could mean for the future of space flight on the kron 4 morning news continues also today on dr. phil at 4 the man behind the manti teo thank girlfriend hoax is breaking his silence. ronaiah tuiasosopo sits down with a doctor for a first tell-all interview about the hoax that duped the notre dame football star. you can watch the two-part interview right >> we're back at 4:45. let us talk weather and traffic. we have a nice forecast. we have troubles on traffic from erica will tell you more. >> the twinkling lights on the bay bridge. waking up to mainly '30's in the east interior valleys. upper '40's all the calls. >> downtown san francisco 49. 43 in oakland. for 38 in concord and 42 in fremont.
been going on for close to a week. jimmy lee dykes described as a survivalist, the bus driver who shielded other children from the gunman is being hailed as a hero. charles poland jr. was honored yesterday. victor blackwell is following all of the developments from midland city, alabama. ♪ >> hundreds of friends and relatives, strangers, listened to excerpts from letters writtenpy children. the children, 66-year-old bus driver charles poland dref to school every day. teachers arrived oniel low buses aborned with black bows to honor the friend they called chuck. >> he was a simple man, but i can tell you this, there this time, i haven't used a word to describe himself that he would very graciously decline, and that word is hero. >> reporter: he was driving his usual route on tuesday when jimmy lee dykes forced his way on to the bus with the gun and demanded to take two of the 22 children. poland refused. dykes shot and killed him and snatched a 5-year-old boy. local, state and federal authorities have been working around the clock to free the boy from a bunker. heater and electri
tuesday when the suspect, jimmy lee dykes boarded a school bus fatally shooting the bus driver. he then randomly grabbed the child and took him to an underground bunker. negotiators spent days talk to go dykes through a ventilation pipe. >>> on his first trip in his second term president obama hit the road to push for stricter gun laws. nbc bay area's janelle wang is here with that story and more in our "world tonight." >>> raj, president obama chose minneapolis because the city has recently brought its crime rate to a 30-year low. the president is pushing congress to pass universal background checks, a limit on high-capacity magazines and an assault weapons ban. in his speech today the president said law enforcement should never be outgunned on the streets. universal background streets is gaining support but the ban on assault weapons is a tougher fight. >> there's even one thing we can do. if there's just one life we can save, we've got an obligation to try. we don't have to agree on everything to agree it's time to do something. >> the president is also calling for greater acces
a high tech camera into the bunker. to monitor the boy and his captor 65-year-old jimmy lee dykes. >> he was observed holding a gun. at this point fbi agents fearing the child was in imminent danger entered the bunker and rescued the child. >>reporter: but dyke is now dead. source tells us authorities used explosive to get into the pwluvrnger. earshot of the reporter covering the standoff since the beginning. >> just after 3:00 o'clock our team here in midland city actually heard a loud explosion or the sound of a loud weapon. but the question remains why did dyke board a school bus last tuesday killed the driver kidnap ethan and bring him below ground. police still said nothing about the motive and explain dyke made few demand. now the little boy who has a mild form of autism and adhd will get to good home to celebrate his sixth birthday on wednesday. the community has been collecting birthday cards for ethan so confident would you make it out in time for the big day. this is abc news new york. >> california supreme court today sided with apple and other on line retailers who req
is closing in on a full week now. negotiators continue to work with accused captor jimmy lee dykes. the 65-year-old is locked up in an underground set ware five- year-old boy with special needs. dykes kidnapped the boy off his school bus last week after killing the bus driver. investigators have been able to give the boy food, toys and his medicine. the bus driver who was killed was laid to rest yesterday. >>> police in southern california say eight team died and 38 were hurt after a tour bus crashed last night t hit two other cars and flipped over while coming down the mountains east of l.a. the california highway patrol says the driver reported brake problems and rear ended a car and landed on a trailer that was being pulled about a pickup. the passengers were part of a tourist group from tijuana, mexico. >>> thirty people were hit in a bus over the weekend in boston. the bus hit an overpass. it was carrying mostly high school students and their chaperones who were on the way home from a visit to harvard. investigators say the driver may have missed signs saying the bus would not fit und
contact with jimmy lee dykes for a pbc pipe >> this is an animation about the bunker is believed to look like based on police and eyewitness accounts. if more than 100 hours of the ordeal began >> they have -- appeal to his sense of duty. he was a former navy personnel in vietnam. again whatever issues he has with the government he has to also know that the as of the world are on h im. he's not going to be hurt. >> voice family is keeping close with a local pastor >> it's amazing how well they are holding together in faith and believing this central to get to come home. >> the visual is being had -- held every evening and meanwhile a service was held for the bus driver >> it's a lot of pain and for the bus driver he is a hero but also gone >> that was fox craig boswell reporting funeral services for mr. paul will be held today. investigators say sulyhose a li he's holding hostage. dozens of community members and officials gathered in northeast remember jim parker jones. the transgender warmer and was stabbed to death 1 year ago today as she waited at the corner beast n-uppercase-letter
the suspect as jimmy lee dykes, the owner of the same property that s.w.a.t. teams have descended upon and where the gunman is holed up in an underground bunker with a young boy. >> at this time we have no reason to believe that the child has been harmed. >> reporter: neighbors say he has long been a problem. >> i always called him mean man. >> reporter: the 65-year-old reportedly a military veteran who missed a court hearing where he was to face charges for menacing neighbors. police radio traffic captured the chaos he 'ledgedly caused. >> just had a bus driver shot. possibly deceased. >> the suspect has removed a child from the bus. they're on foot -- >> reporter: parents of other children on the bus panicked. >> nobody called and told me anything. now he jumps in her car. i'm going to look for my son. i called home. he's not home. >> reporter: but police say dykes took just one child, a boy who happens to need special medications, now stuck in a hole difficult for s.w.a.t. teams to reach. >> we ask for prayer for all the families involved, and law enforcement is here working tireles
-old boy from his armed suspected captor, 65-year-old jimmy lee dykes. >> negotiators continue to communicate with the suspect. and there is no reason to believe that the child has been harmed. >> reporter: police say the two are in a 6 x 8 bunker four feet under ground. the suspect may have food and supplies to remain underground for weeks. dykes has been speaking with police through a pvc pipe from the bunker to the surface. one neighbor says he has been at the bunker. >> he has steps made out of cinder blocks, going down to it. at the time he had doors made out of plywood. two sheet of plywood nailed together. i asked him, i said, you know what are you using it for? he said, my storm shelter. where i used to live at the storms used to come through a lot. >> reporter: police say the boy has mild autism and the suspect allowed the child to have his medication. >> he is crying for his parents and his grandparents and he does not know what is going on. let this kid go. >> reporter: the shaken community is praying for the little boy's life. his pastor consoling many children that
who they say was becoming increasingly agitated. the government has identified it as jimmy lee dykes. authorities say he took the child from a crowded bus late last month after they wish to the driver. >> we don't have to agree on everything to agree it is time to do something. we can make the difference, it is our responsibility. >> the president says the ban on military-style assault weapons and 10 room limit for magazines should be implemented. government records show a tour bus that crashed and killed seven people in southern california sunday night at least 22 said the violations, including trouble with its brakes. the bus careened out of control in the san burn the imam's near ukiah bob. we have learned right issues were noted at least three inspections since 2011. the same sort of set also flagged eight times for me as problems in the last four months. the bus was carrying a group from tijuana mexico returning from a ski trip when the bus slammed into two other vehicles. five women, a man and a 13 year-old boy were killed. >> we are going to take a break and be back with more
jimmy lee dykes to release the 5-year-old, who has asperger's syndrome and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. but they acknowledged dykes could hold out for days. the police chief of a neighboring town told reporters that dykes has been known to hole up in the underground bunker resembling a tornado shelter for as many as eight days. >> the truth of it is that it happens. sooner or later i could not control. >> that is the man behind theauthorities in mexico >> that is the man behind theauthorities in mexico ci tell mlle you yolove me. tell mlle i'm i'beautiful. tellte me we'll grow old together. in sic skness esand in health. tell me mthat i'm still the o. thatth you need me. that i'm i your super hero! tellte me you'll never let me . tell me myou miss me. that'sat all ill need. [ femalema announcer ] for evr erything they neyeed tod hear this visalentine's day, there'ers a haa llmark car. they neyeed tod hear this visalentine's day, at ikea, we don't just we design good mornings. little experiments. big ideas. brighter ways. and better tomorrows you can take home
lee dykes is said to be making the child as comfortable as possible, allowing police to send down crackers, even a hot wheels car. we're told that dykes has demanded that a reporter be sent down to speak with him. meanwhile, funeral services were held yesterday for the school bus driver dykes is accused of shooting. you have to wonder the psyche of that little boy. seven days down there now. no end in sight. and according to some reports, that bunker is well stocked. this could drag on for weeks and weeks. >> the only thing that we worry about is the little boy and that he's being kept as comfortable as possible. that's all we can hope and pray for at this point. and the fact the police are asking us to pray is hard to take. >>> police in turkey are questioning at least 11 suspects in the death of a woman who vanished before she was to return home. 33-year-old sarai sierra suffered a fatal blow to the head. she was seen on surveillance video walking through a mall. detectives are still trying to figure out why her passport and her cell phone were left behind in her hotel room. >>>
the first picture of the man they say is responsible. 65-year-old jimmy lee dykes. the man believed to be holding hostage a boy with asperger's syndrome named ethan in an underground bunker. >> he has supplies there and food there, but this is a young child, 5 years only has he got food that this child will eat? >> reporter: nbc news confirmed dykes served more than four years in the u.s. navy in the '60s and earned several awards, including a meritorious unit commendation, good conduct medal and vietnam service medal. but on tuesday, those honors seemed very far away. police say dykes boarded a stopped school bus and demanded two random young children. when the bus driver refused, police say dykes shot and killed him. made off with 5-year-old ethan. kelly miller says her kids got off that bus right before the shooting. >> i cannot believe -- if he got on that bus with the intentions of grabbing a 6 to 8-year-old, he let them clear the bus before this happened. >> reporter: visitation for the bus driver, charles poland jr., is scheduled for later today. his family says he loved his
is unharmed. on friday, investigators released this picture of the suspect, 65-year-old jimmy lee dykes. not only was he in the navy in the '60s, but he earned awards including the vietnam service medal. friday, police towed away the school bus from the crime scene. it had been there since tuesday afternoon when police say dykes boarded it as it was stopped, demanded a few children, and then shot and killed the bus driver when he wouldn't hand them over. since then, dykes has been holed up in an underground bunker nearby with a 5-year-old boy named ethan with asbupergeasper syndrome. officials have lowered medicine and coloring books for ethan through the pipe. the bus driver has been called a hero, and the funeral will be scheduled for later today. residents are hoping and praying for a peaceful resolution. lester? >> gabe gutierrez for us this morning. thank you. >>> and clint van zandt is a former fbi profiler and nbc news analyst. nice to have you here. >> hi, lester. good to be here. >> we understand this man has a television. so i have to be mindful -- we have to be mindful, we do
has been identified as jimmy lee dykes. authorities say dykes took the child from a crowded school bus late last month after fatally shooting the driver. the child had been held captive ever since. >> the debate on gun control is still a hot topic right now. president obama hit the road to minneapolis calling for gun control legislation. he says a consensus is emerging for universal background checks for gun buyers. but the president acknowledges a tough road ahead to pass a ban on assault weapons. >> we do not have to agree on everything to agree on the something. we are not going to save every life but we are able to make a difference. that is our responsibility. >> the president says the ban on military style assault weapons and a ten- round limit for magazines should be implemented. >> republicans in congress are much better armed than their democratic counterparts. a recent study found that 119 republicans own guns, while only 46 democrats were gun owners. there is no public record of gun ownership by members of congress, and it is not part of the information lawmakers are require
for the kids on that bus. >> reporter: police say his alleged killer, jimmy lee dykes, boarded a stopped school bus and demanded two kids. when poland refused, police say dykes shot him to death and took a boy named ethan with a mild form of autism hostage. >> i wish i could just hug him and hold him and tell him it's going to be all right. >> reporter: police say dykes has kept ethan in an underground bunker allowing him blankets, crackers and coloring books. the bunker is believed to have plenty of supplies and as the sandoff enters its second week no telling how long it could last. psychologists say the toll on ethan could be significant. >> this child is most likely completely terrified. the overriding thought in his head is that he wants his mother, that he just wants to be out of that situation. >> reporter: the ordeal brings back eerie memories of another kidnapping in 1976. three men with guns abducted 26 children, ages 5 to 14 from a school bus in chowchilla, california, the kidnappers forced them underground. into a buried moving van. they spent 16 terrible hours there, clutching each
these ongoing negotiates to three -- negotiations to free this 5- year-old boy. witnesses say jimmy lee dykes pulled a young boy off a school bus on tuesday after shooting the driver. the pair has been holed up in a bunker-type rhyme since then. this animation is -- room since then. this animation is what the room is supposed to look like. >> these three past days have not been easy on anyone. details of this situation have been very limited. we know that that could be frustrating for all of you. >> reporter: frustrating is right. members of the community have been holding vigil and church services hoping for a positive outcome. >> trying to bring the community together in one purpose. that's to pray for the safety protection of this young child an for the safe release to get him back to his family as quick as possible. >> while some pray, others wish they could do more to help the child. >> he needs to be back with his family. if i can go and get him, i would. >> the boy's parents have spayed out of the spotlight but did child's mother says her son was asperger's syndrome as well as hyperatt
of a hostage situation involving a five year old boy in midland, alabama. 65-year-old jimmy lee dykes has allowed negotiators to send medicine for the boy, named ethan. other items including coloring books and toys have been sent into the bunker through a ventilation pipe that leads into the hideout. the incident began on tuesday when dykes boarded a school bus and demanded two boys. dykes fatally shot the bus driver when he tried to block dykes. who then abducted ethan. >> former new york mayor ed koch will be honored at his funeral this morning by former president bill clinton. mister clinton is serving as a representative for president obama at the funeral. the israeli consul general and new york mayor michael bloomberg are also set to speak at today's service. new york police department helicopters are expected to fly over the synagogue in honor of koch. the former mayor died friday of congestive heart failure at age 88. >> president obama says the boy scouts of america should allow gay members. he also said women should be allowed in military combat roles. the president's comments in
situation involving a five year old boy in midland, alabama. 65-year-old jimmy lee dykes has allowed negotiators to send medicine for the boy, named ethan. other items including coloring books and toys have through a ventilation pipe that leads into the hideout. the incident began on tuesday when dykes boarded a school bus and demanded two boys. dykes fatally shot the bus driver when he tried to block dykes. who then abducted ethan. former new york mayor ed koch will be honored at his funeral this morning by former president bill clinton. mister clinton is serving as a representative for president obama at the funeral. the israeli consul general and new york mayor michael bloomberg are also set to speak at today's service. new york police department helicopters are expected to fly over the synagogue in honor of koch. the former mayor died friday of congestive heart failure at age 88. president obama says the boy scouts of america should allow gay members. he also said women should be allowed in military combat roles. the president's comments in an interview on c-b-s before the super
jimmy lee dykes wants or his motivation, but they have told us what the 5-year-old, ethan wants, and it puts it in perspective if you don't have young children in your life, the priorities of a child. he requested a red hot wheels car and cheese-itz crackers. those were delivered along with more food and medications yesterday. some students will go back to class. some schools have been closed since tuesday when the bus driver, charles poland, "whose funeral was yesterday. >> the children will be asking a lot of questions. i have seen some on the street. some are afraid to get back on the buses, but we have to encourage them and uplift them, in spite of what's going on. we have to let them know, you know, that they are here for an education, don't worry about that. >> reporter: i spoke with a local school bus driver and she says drivers in the district have met and will work on official safety procedures in the event a person gets on the school bus with a weapon. we're expecting the next official update at noon eastern. john. >> victor blackwell in midland city. thank you for kee
: a police source says the suspect is 65-year-old jimmy lee dykes, described as a loner who distrusts the government. the boy is only being identified as ethan. police say the two are holed up eight feet underground in a 4 by 6 foot bunker. it's said to be full of supplies including a television. >> i think that he may have something to say and he wants people to hear him. not sure what that is, but i don't think he intends to hurt that little boy. >> reporter: hostage negotiators have been talking to dykes through a pvc pipe and dykes has allowed police to send medicine and coloring books for ethan down that pipe. >> time decreases stress and anxiety in a hostage situation and as long as you can measure that, there's no need to move this forward perhaps get someone hurt. >> it all started on tuesday when a police source says dykes boarded a school bus demanding two random children. witnesses say the drive charles poland jr. refused and that's when dykes allegedly shot and killed poland and made off with eth ethan. >> my dad loved children. >> reporter: aaron poland and his sister lyd
anywhere. citibank for ipad. easier banking. standard at citibank. fourth day. lee dykes is >>> a standoff holding a five- year-old boy captive is in his fourth day. 65-year-old jimmy lee is holding the boy hostage in an under ground bunker. police are sending food, medication, and coloring books to the boy through a ventilation pipe. >> get the little boy out safe and then as far as the shooter, i hate to say this, i don't care what happens to him because he caused so much trouble here. >> police say dykes kidnapped the boy after killing the driver of the boy's school bus. the boy suffers from a disorder similar to autism. >>> an oakland woman could face charges for lying about an abduction. she called police overnight saying her husband beat her up and then kidnapped their one- year-old daughter. that prompted a state-wide, four-houramber alert this morning. as soon as police realized there was no child and kidnapping, they canceled that. >>> the amber alert system is expanding. alerts are going out to millions of cell phones and most customers are shocked to learn that their phones ha
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